Life Gear – LG567 Wings of Life Emergency Kit
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It is unfortunate that there are things we can’t prepare for no matter how hard we try. For instance, SHTF situations are those unpleasant scenarios we find ourselves in when we least expect and even if we had a hint about their happenings, there is nothing we could have done to prevent them from happening.
Think of an earthquake, though we may live in an earthquake prone area, unfortunately, the only thing we can do is prepare and hunker down or evacuate the area if required.
Now, relocating has never been that easy especially when it is our lives we are trying to protect. Normally, people get confused, they panic and end up in far more dangerous situations than expected. This is because, they never thought of preparing for such unpleasant scenarios. The simple Wings of Life it by Life Gear will help in any situation.
Design of the Backpack
As the name suggests, the Wing of Life kit is a specifically designed kit for emergency purposes with an easy to access backpack (wings) that flip open so the user can access all items within one zipper action. This kit is really meant for one person for 72 hours but the rations can be split between two or built on with more MREs.
The packs colour is emergency yellow so it doubles as an emergency beacon if you ever need to signal out to passersby or a helicopter. With plenty of storage and compartments to hold extra equipment like water bottles and jackets, this kit has plenty of room to go around.
The full kit weighs 8.6lbs making it light to move about with a sleeve storage system designed for food storage, first aid kit prep, it has included thermal blankets, fitted with waterproof compartment for storage of documents and things like cash and phones, has a directional compass to mention but a few.
You can store the pack in your house, in the office, inside your car or even carry it with you when you go hiking, camping or jogging. As a basic starter kit, the Wings of Life kit will help in any situation.
Benefits of the Kit
1. Fit For Purpose
As stated earlier, this kit was designed with emergencies in mind. Anyone can pick up the kit without prior knowledge or survival skills and at least help out an injured friend, just by looking through the contents of the pack. Regardless of what the emergency may be, this kit is designed to help in low risk first aid; ranging from storms, earthquakes, civil unrests, and problems encountered when camping.
The first aid kit inside the pack makes it a mandatory to walk with it nearly everywhere. Evidently, you never know when you may need it. You can fall, hit something with your car, and twist your leg climbing. The simple things are included in this kit like gloves, a multi-tool and even a pen and note book; which you can use when recording coordinates and important information and then safely keep it inside the water-proof compartment.
2. Ergonomic Design
Designed with humans in mind the kit is child friendly and easily accessible by those little fingers. Everything is designed to be used by all, the blankets, the masks, the food, the hygiene kit, working gloves; all are unisex and also not limited to certain age.
Conveniently, this makes it a family accessory, you are guaranteed that your whole family is basically prepared in matters of emergencies. Additionally, everything inside this emergency kit is labelled making it super easy to use as long as one knows how to read English.
Features and Specifications
To make it serve its purpose, Life Gear-LG567 Wings of Life is designed with features that are unique for its functionality, and they include:
– Signalling Whistle, a Magnifying Glass, Directional Compass, Respirator mask, Emergency Flasher, Leather Gloves, and a water proof document bag.
– Has enough food for one person to last for 3 days, and most importantly, the food comes with a life shelf of 5 years. Though addition food can be added if it is to be used by two people.
– Multi function tool and knife, a writing pad, a notebook, an emergency blanket, a hygiene kit, rain poncho and a signalling mirror.
– The bag has multiple storage points and pockets, it measures 5.5 x 14 x 19.5 inches in dimension and the material is a high sheen yellow making it easy to spot.
Guarantee – It comes with a 1 year warranty
As of August 2014, the kit had received a total of 32 reviews from verified buyers. Nearly all of them were satisfied with a few suggesting that additional items be included.
A 5 star rated review from one buyer stated and I quote, “my husband wanted this kit and he was impressed with it since it had everything that he wanted. It is well organized and worth buying”.
Another review, this time a 4 star review, the buyer expressed his satisfaction but thought that it would be super cool if the manufacturer added a few items such as; a small bottle of aspirin, surgical gloves, N95 mask, a roll of toilet paper, a radio, and a better flashlight.
One last review from a buyer who was not that content with the Life Gear categorically stated that his main problem with the kit is that it is designed for one person but should have just bought more food. However, many who replied felt that his decision was a misinformed one. The only thing that is meant for one person is food; fortunately, adding food to the existing one should not be a problem. Therefore the kit can be used by even 3 people so long as the food is supplemented.